ERIC Number: ED369504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Statement on Quality Child Care (Enonce de principe national sur la qualite dans les services de garde).
Canadian Child Care Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
The Canadian Child Day Care Federation's National Statement on Quality Child Care suggests separate principles of quality care for center-based and family-based child care. The principles of quality center-based care are divided into seven areas, each with a statement of general philosophy. The philosophical principles are then defined in more detail in three categories: people, practice, and place. Specific indicators of quality care are also provided. The seven areas are suitability and training of care providers, child development and the learning environment, group size and ratios, adult relationships, health and nutrition, safety, and partnerships. The statement on family-based child care begins by defining family day care, identifying various models, and discussing the relationship between licensing and quality. Next, 10 indicators of quality are identified: (1) the role of parents in day care; (2) suitability and training of care providers; (3) coordination of the home and the family day care service; (4) child development and the learning environment; (5) interactions and relationships; (6) health and nutrition; (7) safety; (8) group sizes and ratios; (9) management of a family day care home; and (10) partnerships. Finally, several issues not addressed in the statements are highlighted for future discussion, including the interrelationships of partners, the role of licensing and regulation, and the possibility for accreditation. (AC)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Health, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Family Day Care, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Nutrition, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Safety, Standards
Canadian Child Care Federation, 120 Holland, Suite 306, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OX6 Canada (free; $3 each for multiple copies).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Child Care Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada